David WhishWilson

Dean Biron reviews 'Old Scores' by David Whish-Wilson

Dean Biron
20 December 2016

For the most part, the burgeoning 1980s nostalgia industry in Australia tends to overlook the fact that back then the states seemed to be engaged in a kind of Sheffield Shield ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - August 2016

26 July 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the August issue of Australian Book Review.

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News from the Editor's Desk - September 2016

29 August 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the September issue of Australian Book Review.

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David Whish-Wilson reviews 'Coming Rain' by Stephen Daisley

David Whish-Wilson
28 May 2015

For this reviewer, it’s been a long five years since the publication of Stephen Daisley’s Traitor (2010). The rightly acclaimed and award-winning début novel wrote of the terrors of war, and the life on the land of one irreparably damaged New Zealand soldier, David. As an exploration of the damage done to an ordinary and unappreciated man, the prose was ... More

David Whish-Wilson reviews 'To Name Those Lost' by Rohan Wilson

David Whish-Wilson
30 October 2014

Rohan Wilson’s To Name Those Lost is a ferocious and brilliant sequel to his The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award-winning début, The Roving Party (2011), which charted the murderous exploits of John Batman and his crew of cutthroats sent out on a punitive ... More

Tony Birch's 'The Promise'

David Whish-Wilson
28 April 2014

David Whish-Wilson reviews Tony Birch’s new collection of twelve short stories which display his characteristic humour, laconicism and charm.

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David Whish-Wilson reviews 'One Boy Missing'

David Whish-Wilson
28 February 2014

Stephen Orr’s previous novel, Time’s Long Ruin (2010), which was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and long-listed for the Miles Franklin, explored the repercussions within a quiet Adelaide community of the disappearance of three of its most vulnerable members, closely related to the disappearance and presumed murder of the Beaumont child ... More